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Day 159

Saturday, May 05, 2012

We had soccer games this morning, 30 minutes away from town. It was hot out there! Stevie (10) got asked to fill in for a second team, so he played two whole games. He did have an hour rest in between. Mary looked so hot out there. Her game started at 11:30. We rested a bit after we got home. Hubby's still resting.

I went downstairs to avoid the heat and I did 20 min of Zumba on the Xbox. Now, for some family time. I don't know what we are going to do, but I look forward to some fun together.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 5/5/2012 6:37PM

    Sounds like a busy day. Have a great evening!

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MOMPPCL 5/5/2012 5:50PM

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/5/2012 5:42PM

    Outdoor sports certainly are challenging in the heat. I'm glad you still had the energy to exercise when you got home. Have a wonderful evening!

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Day 158 (10 min/day of exercise)

Friday, May 04, 2012

It got hot and humid quickly outside, so I looked at my inside exercise options. I haven't done weights in a while, so I decided on one of those routines:

10 min elliptical, one round of weight set one (chest press, delt press, bicep curls, quads), one round crunches (30 regular, 10 bicycle, 10 reverse).

All of the above times 3

It was hard to complete today. I did not feel like exercising, although I'm glad I didn't cut it short. I feel proud of myself for sticking with it.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone! Stay cool!

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/5/2012 10:34AM

    Sometimes just going through the motions and giving it our all in the moment even when we don't feel like it is what we have to do. It is better than skipping it altogether. I have found that exercise is better than coffee at giving me sustained energy for the day. :-) Hope your exercise over the weekend is more fun!

~Melissa

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BLUE42DOWN 5/4/2012 5:51PM

    Didn't you also have something that allowed you to swim? Seems with the heat it would be an excellent alternative.

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/4/2012 5:14PM

    Way to go! This humidity is crazy! What will summer be like if spring is like summer?

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Day 157-Happy to have this challenge!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The temps and humidity are rising, so I stayed inside and swam today. I did 30 minutes including 600 backstrokes, freestyle kicks, back kicks, reverse crunches, and ab/adductor kicks. I also stretched afterward, especially to loosen up my neck. My arms and shoulders are not used to swimming and got a little tight.

I have to say I really appreciate the 10 min/day challenge. I have been insanely busy April and May with work, soccer, piano/guitar, choir and band concerts, middle school track, high school track, a field trip, buying a new car, and all my other mom stuff. I think last year I pretty much stopped exercising, or only did it once or twice a week. If I couldn't get a full cardio, weights, and stretching done, I didn't bother. Now I get something done every day. Many days last week were only 10 minutes of light cardio due to schedule and illness, but that's still better than nothing. This challenge also forces me to do something for myself for at least ten minutes a day. I hope I have a chance tomorrow to look at the April numbers. It will be interesting to see how much exercise I got in even though I really didn't have time.

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 5/4/2012 8:52AM

    This time of year is crazy! Way to keep that streak going!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/3/2012 5:09PM

    Great job with the swimming! That is excellent exercise. And I agree that it is worth it to exercise every day even if it is just 10 minutes. It helps us to be thinking about exercise no matter how busy we are and it helps us to feel better about ourselves when we take the time to take care of our health through fitness. I think it is absolutely amazing all the stuff you get done and the fact that you still find time to exercise every day is INSPIRING!

~Melissa

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Day 156

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

32 min walk-1.8 miles, about an 18 min mile. It's pretty humid out there!

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/4/2012 1:52AM

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Hopefully you've got options as it gets hotter and more humid.

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MOMPPCL 5/3/2012 9:37AM

    Way to go!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/2/2012 9:09PM

    Great Job!

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Day 155-Hiking with the kindergarteners

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Today was the kindergarten field trip, so I rearranged my schedule so I could go with the twins. We went up to Hitchcock nature center north of Crescent. I haven't been up there in a very long time. I wish I had gone last year. The views are spectacular and it would have been interesting to see the floods from that vantage point. The twins enjoyed the day and we did some hiking on the trails, so I'm counting that as my workout today. Bridget even tried a cheddar flavored bug. I guess they actually sell those. She tasted it, then spit it out, but that was better than at least half the kids there. Sean wanted no part in that, neither did I. The nature center is really nice, and the naturalists who led the groups were very good with kids. It got a little warm, and I didn't sleep well again, so we napped after the field trip. I got a good cuddle from Sean. He was exhausted too, so we both crashed out.

  
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BOURGEMOM 5/2/2012 5:04PM

    Sounds like you all had lots of fun. Great for you being able to enjoy those field trip with the twins.

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/2/2012 12:48PM

    Sounds like a fun trip! Glad that you had a great time. Have a great Wednesday!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/2/2012 12:42PM

    What a wonderful time.

I can't imagine tasting a cheddar flavored bug, though as a kid I might have been adventurous enough. (I did swallow a raw oyster in middle school for extra credit I didn't even need ...) Now, coat it in chocolate rather than flavor it like cheese and I'd really be dithering.

Glad you and the little ones had such a great time.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/2/2012 7:09AM

    Sounds like a great day building memories with your twins! Hope the rest of your week continues to get better. Hopefully you will sleep good tonight after such an exhausting day.

~Melissa

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HEALTHY14REAL 5/1/2012 9:29PM

    I used to work in school and spent some time in kindergarten. Love that age but the field trips are exhausting. Yours sounds like lots of fun!

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LMGBRIAN 5/1/2012 9:26PM

    First of all I think that taking a group of kindergarteners hiking is a commendable task. Second I want to say I think that your doing a wonderful thing by leading by example and teaching your kids to enjoy both physical movement and nature early on. emoticon

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